I am x-rayed up and the good news is I am now at 80% recovery. That means I can do light weights and high-fives. I cannot do downward dogs, no idea what they are, but apparently, it’s harsh on my centrifugal forces.
In other news, Mikhi, is going hard at the doubters.
“Everyone has their own opinion. We know very well what we are playing for and how we have to play.
“If we are just going to kick the ball up front and wait for God to give us a chance to score, it’s not necessary.
“The only thing we have to do is to work hard, believe in ourselves and use the chances we create to score goals.”
I like his mindset. It’s interesting how many people are questioning whether he can play in the same side as Ozil. Matt on the pod went hard on this one. I’ve heard people say the same about Ozil and Ramsey as well. Then you start thinking about how sensitive the Ozil ecosystem has to be to function.
Remember last season when we were all purring over Ozil feeding Lacazette? Then that didn’t work out. Then we were all purring over Ozil and Auba, and that didn’t work out. I’m kind of getting a little bit worried about the German and his ability to function at Arsenal.
I see this season going one of two ways, he’s either going to click and make the magic happen, or he’s going to fade away like Wayne Bridge and Winston Bogarde did. The scene is set for a tap out. His rep has been soiled in Germany, he’s just landed a mega contract at Arsenal, his new manager is asking him to do things he’d rather not do. I hope I’m wrong and he comes back in from the cold, but it’s not looking good at this second.
Mustafi has given Bernd Leno the dreaded vote of confidence.
‘I know Bernd very well because we played together since the Under-15s German team, so I have known him for a long time,’ said the centre-back. ‘He is a brilliant goalkeeper. He has everything a modern keeper needs: good feet, good hands and he has personality.’
I really hope we haven’t made a shoddy signing there. To be honest, I’m more than happy to have Petr Cech creating absolute magic between the sticks at the minute. That’s a player who has fully embraced a new system, if he can do it at 36, Ozil can do some tracking at 29.
Jack Wilshere is saying Jack Wilshere things in the press.
“It’s down to me to prove a point to Arsenal that they were wrong to get rid of me,”
Think he’s said that at the start of the season for the last 5 years and never proved it out. The West Ham game isn’t about him, it’s about Arsenal dishing out a thumping and Emery proving out his methods. I really hope it’s a Pelligrini #disasterclass.
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